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Unmanned Systems

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's formal report to congressional defense committees on its new plan for replacing the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System offers more insight on how it views the roles of the MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-4 Block 40 and other assets in a future battle management network.

March 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team is focused not only on replacements for the service's rotary aviation fleet, but on developing new unmanned aerial systems for "advanced teaming."

March 26, 2018 | Daily News

The Maneuver Center of Excellence, the Army's proponent for ground robotics systems, is teaming with academia and industry to make Ft. Benning, GA, and the greater Columbus area the "center of gravity" for maneuver robotics, according to service officials. The site will eventually house a full capability management office under Training and Doctrine Command.

March 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy's multimission tactical unmanned air systems program office is seeking information from industry to inform an analysis of alternatives for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) program.

March 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is close to finishing the first phase of its plan for a new unmanned aircraft system, called Next-Generation Tactical UAS Technology Demonstrator (NGTUAS-TD), which is expected to be runway-independent and perform better than currently fielded UASs.

March 19, 2018 | Daily News

An Air Force spokesman says the possibility of adding air-to-air missiles to the MQ-9 Reaper is still predecisional, following a notice of a pending contract award to General Atomics for a system simulating that capability.

March 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Army plans to develop prototypes for one robotic combat vehicle and one optionally manned fighting vehicle, according to the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team's director.

March 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy wants to begin initial concept design efforts and an analysis of alternatives in fiscal year 2019 for a new unmanned surface vehicle that has already seen preliminary success at the Defense Department's preeminent research agency.

March 06, 2018 | Daily News

Commercially available, high-performance unmanned aerial systems -- when used for nefarious means  -- pose “a significant and growing threat” to U.S. forces, particularly dismounted infantry and lightly armored vehicles in the Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces.

February 23, 2018 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The head of Air Force Air Education and Training Command told reporters here last week he is working to flesh out initiatives to shrink the manpower and the cost needed to keep the remotely piloted aircraft enterprise running.

February 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to buy 29 new MQ-9 Reapers from General Atomics in fiscal year 2019, largely to replace aircraft lost in combat or those the service expects will be unusable.

February 21, 2018 | Daily News

Robotics testing and prototypes would receive some sizable gains in the Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request.

February 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy should shift its focus on ship count to the capability various platforms bring to operators, according to a top unmanned systems official.

February 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is asking Congress to fund a new $13.5 million procurement program for the RQ-20B Puma in its fiscal year 2019 budget request, after the service unsuccessfully tried to reprogram money to purchase the small unmanned aerial vehicles last year.

February 13, 2018 | Daily News

Citing a 2026 initial operational capability threshold, the Navy is seeking $234 million more than projected for its unmanned tanker program in fiscal year 2019.

February 13, 2018 | Daily News

Citing a 2026 initial operational capability threshold, the Navy is seeking $234 million more than projected for its unmanned tanker program in fiscal year 2019.

February 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is pursuing new battle management and command-and-control efforts after abandoning the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program in its fiscal year 2019 budget request.

February 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is focused on developing platforms and systems containing a "significant amount of autonomy," as the Defense Department pushes for technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and manned-unmanned teaming.

February 07, 2018 | Daily News

Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and cyber capabilities "should be central components to future war" and the Army has to prepare to integrate and protect those capabilities, according to the director of the service's Office of Business Transformation.

February 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is "taking risks in favor of accelerating programs," particularly robotics, according to a service official.

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